Newsweek and Kaplan say home of the Gators is hot, hot, hot
The season of college rankings is upon us, and just in time for the National Championship UF Gators' first kickoff, the 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get into College" Guide (on sale Aug. 20) has dubbed Florida's top football school among the nation's 25 "hottest" universities.
As part of its annual guide to help families navigate the overwhelming college application and decision process, Newsweek/Kaplan this year created a feature called “The 25 Hottest Schools in America." It takes schools with top academic programs and ranks them according to the "extra buzz" they're generating, according to a company press release.
UF, with a championship football team and a basketball team that won the national title two years in a row, was dubbed "Hottest For Sports Fans." Harvard University was named “Hottest for Rejecting You,” but given the enrollment freeze UF just established to save money, it could vie for that title soon.
The full list follows.
- Babson College, “Hottest for Business,” Babson Park, MA
- Bates College, “Hottest for No SAT or ACT Needed,” Lewiston, ME
- California Institute of Technology, “Hottest for Science and Engineering,” Pasadena, CA
- Centenary College of Louisiana, “Hottest Liberal Arts School You Never Heard Of,” Shreveport, LA
- Claremont McKenna College, “Hottest for Election Year,” Claremont, CA
- Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, “Hottest for Free Tuition,” New York, NY
- Cornell University, “Hottest Ivy,” Ithaca, NY
- Eastman School of Music, “Hottest Music School,” Rochester, NY
- Fordham University, “Hottest Catholic School,” New York, NY
- Georgetown University, “Hottest Big City School,” Washington, DC
- Harvard University, “Hottest for Rejecting You,” Cambridge, MA
- Johns Hopkins University, “Hottest for Pre-Meds,” Baltimore, MD
- Morehouse College, “Hottest Men’s College,” Atlanta, GA
- New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, “Hottest in the War on Terrorism,” Socorro, NM
- Princeton University, “Hottest for Liberal Arts,” Princeton, NJ
- Queens College, “Hottest for First-Generation Students,” Queens, NY
- Smith College, “Hottest Women’s College,” Northampton, MA
- St. Mary’s College of Maryland, “Hottest for Loving the Great Outdoors,” St. Mary’s, MD
- State University of New York at New Paltz, “Hottest Small State School,” New Paltz, NY
- Tulane University, “Hottest on the Rebound,” New Orleans, LA
- University of California – Los Angeles, “Hottest Mega-University,” Los Angeles, CA
- University of Florida, “Hottest for Sports Fans,” Gainesville, FL
- University of Richmond, “Hottest for International Students,” Richmond, VA
- University of Texas – Austin, “Hottest for Saving America’s Schools,” Austin, TX
- University of Wisconsin – Madison, “Hottest Big State School,” Madison, WI